Small children should travel in rearward facing child restraints for as long as possible, at least until they are three to four years old. Older children should use a booster cushion until they are 140 centimetres tall and at least ten years old. This is Volvo Cars' firm recommendation. The knowledge is based on real life accidents, together with advanced research at Volvo Cars' state-of-the-art c...
Many people believe the three-point safety belt has not changed over the past forty years. They are right. And wrong. The belt's ingeniously simple basic design is the same. The difference today is that the belt is part of a high-tech safety system under constant development.
Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click! If you are wearing a safety belt, your chances of surviving a collision improve by 50 percent. The three-point belt is and will remain the car's most vital safety detail. However, even more lives could be saved if belt usage increased.
On Thursday August 13, 1959, the world's first car with standard-fit three-point safety belts - a Volvo PV544 - was delivered to the Volvo dealer in the Swedish town of Kristianstad. Over the next 50 years, the V-shaped three-point safety belt saved well over one million lives.